Incorporating sustainable design when building your new home

With environmental concern being at an all-time high, we think it’s important that we all do what we can to minimise our impact on the environment.

Our key tips:

  • Embrace passive design – Passive design refers to using desing to take advantage of gthe surrounding climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home, helping to reduce the need for additional heating or cooling. By carefully orientating the building on the site and designing a well-considered building envelope, you’ll be able to minimise unwanted heat gain and loss.

  • Choose your insulation and materials wisely – choose quality doors, windows, insulation, low VOC paint and polished concrete flooring as these are all easy to maintain and will contribute to lower running costs for your home.

  • Keep raw materials exposed – by choosing to keep raw materials exposed (as opposed to covering with render/gyprock) you reduce the total embodied energy of the build.

  • Install a solar power system and choose water saving faucets.

 

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